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CC01

Cambodia Essentials & Beach Break

Duration: 09 Days

From: US$ pp

Brief Description

The below itinerary is just our suggested travel idea for you to consider while planning your Vietnam trip. If you wish to make any adjustments, or changes to it, please do not hesitate to contact us and have it tailor made to suit your expectation.

Start your trip from Siem Reap - the city where the famous Angkor Wat temples are located. Spend 3 days here to discover the amazing constructions of this man-made masterpiece. Followed by a scenic drive to the capital city of Phnom Penh where you will learn about the unbelievable history of this country. The remainder of your trip will be by the beach of Sihanoukville. Situated on the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is a peninsula and has several beaches and small, offshore islands. It is the most beautiful beach in Cambodia.

Travel Route:
 

 

Arrival in Siem Reap → Angkor Wat Discovery → Phnom Penh → Sihanoukville → Departure from Phnom Penh.

 

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Siem Reap
Day 02: Early Angkor & Local Ecology (Cycling)
Day 03: Further Discovery of Siem Reap
Day 04: Siem Reap -  Phnom Penh
Day 05: Phnom Penh - Killing Field
Day 06: Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville
Day 07,08: At Leisure in Sihanoukville
Day 09: Sihanoukville - Departure from Phnom Penh

Detailed Itinerary

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SIEM REAP

Meals: Not available

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

 

Welcome to Siem Reap, Cambodia!
On your arrival at Siem Reap Airport, get picked up and driven to your hotel in town for check-in. The remainder of your first day will be spent on the Angkor temple complex, of which Angkor Wat is a key element. Stroll around to explore Angkor Wat, the largest, and for most people, the most impressive temple in the complex. Late in the afternoon, a walk to the summit of Phnom Bakheng Hill will offer you an amazing sunset panorama of the whole complex. (If the weather permits of course). Back to the hotel. After the refreshment, enjoy the welcome dinner at a nice restaurant.

Tuk Tuk in Siem Reap
angkor wat

DAY 2: EARLY ANGKOR AND LOCAL ECOLOGY (CYCLING)

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

 

Set out to start the day at 7 a.m. Today, you will have a cycling tour around to visit the Rolouse temple group, the dawn of Angkor. From there, move on to Kampong Pluk floating village, about 13km or so to go. On the way, you’ll see the daily life of Cambodian people living a cyclical existence of annual floods and droughts. On arrival at the pier, take a boat ride to Kampong Pluk. It takes about an hour to reach the village. Lunch is served on a floating house.
In the afternoon, try to paddle a small canoe through flooded mangrove forests by yourself, witness the variety of indigenous wildlife and birds. Later in the afternoon, return to Siem Reap via Chon Kneas, another floating village en-route. If the weather supports, you would enjoy a beautiful sunset view across Tonle Sap Lake. Spend the remainder of your day riding back to Siem Reap. It is about 17 km. In case you feel a bit puffed, a vehicle will be arranged to take you to the hotel.

Kampong Phluk
Chong Kneas Floating Village

DAY 3: FURTHER DISCOVERY OF SIEM REAP

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

After breakfast, you will begin with a visit to Angkor Thom, starting with the Bayon, a bizarre structure of several architectural changes reflecting a switch from Hinduism (the foundations) to Buddhism (the superstructure). Followed by a visit to the Elephant and Leper Emperor Terraces. And then to the Baphoun Temple. End the day with an interesting visit to Ta Prohm, strangled by massive tree roots, and Neak Pean, a Himalayan-style lake and sanctuary. Get back to the hotel for the third night in Siem Reap.

Angkor Thom
Preah Ko Temple

DAY 4: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Breakfast at the hotel as usual. This morning, you will be driven around Siem Reap town. Thence, go to visit the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Stroll around the local market afterwards and visit at Silk Farm of Phouk. At the silk farm, you can see the entire silk weaving process…. Afterwards, take an ox-cart ride around the village of Aranh. The village is poor, ox-cart riding service is arranged by local tourism authority with the aim to contribute some income to the villagers. The ride lasts for about 30 minutes along the bank of the Siem Reap River. Along the way, watching the local daily life. The late-afternoon flight take you to Phnom Penh. Get picked up and transferred to the hotel on your arrival in Phnom Penh. Dinner on your own account and stay overnight.

Silk Farm of Phouk
Phouk Silk Farm

DAY 5: PHNOM PEND- KILLING FIELD

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

After breakfast, start your historical tour of Phnom Penh by a drive to the so-called ‘Killing Fields’. The term is a misnomer because it implies a single location. In reality, the process of genocide under the Khmer Rouge involved a large network of interrogation prisons linked to extermination centers. The most infamous is Phnom Penh’s S-21 Prison and the Choeung Ek extermination center. Choeung Ek, the ‘killing fields’, was the final destination of nearly all the inmates of S-21. The helpless victims were slaughtered in their thousands and thrown into more than a hundred shallow burial pits dug by the prisoners. The total number of men, women, and children buried at Choeung Ek is estimated to be around 15,000. It was one of many extermination centers spread across the entire country – and by no means the largest! A visit to Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek presents a stark picture of Cambodia’s recent past. However, it’s also a profoundly harrowing experience and likely to distress anyone of a sensitive disposition. After lunch, you’ll visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, followed by a sunset cruise on the Chatomouk River.

Tuol Sleng Museum
Killing Field Museum

DAY 6: PHNOM PENH – SIHANOUKVILLE

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanoukville

In the morning, you will drive from Phnom Penh to the premier beach of Sihanouk Ville. The drive takes about 3 hours. Upon arrival, check-in and get ready for the rest of your trip at a beautiful resort and relaxing on this sandy beach.

Sihanoukville
Sokha Beach Overview

DAY 7, 8: SIHANOUKVILLE BEACH LEISURE

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Sihanoukville

Spend these days on the beach & enjoy the resort facilities. Situated on the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is a peninsula & has several beaches, offshore islands. It's also known as "Kampong Som", a coastal city in Cambodia. With its beaches and casinos, it has become a primarily tourist attraction.

Sihanoukville Beach
Sihanoukville Beach

DAY 9: SIHANOUKVILLE – PHNOM PENH

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not available

Today you still have the whole morning at leisure. Check-out at noontime.
In the afternoon, get picked up and take a 3-hour drive back to Phnom Penh. Onward to the airport for your flight home or continue with more interesting destinations of Custom Asia Travel.

Phnom Penh Street
Center of Phnom Penh
 

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INCLUSIONS

  • English speaking guide on guided days

  • A/C transport throughout the tours and all transfers

  • Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Coldwater and towel during the trip

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance

  • International flight ticket

  • Visa stamps upon arrival of $30.00 per person

  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the inclusion list